Tech Behind Bars

What can social media do for you when you’re in the clink?

  1. Inside The Prison System's Illicit Digital World

    Inmates technically aren’t permitted to have cell phones. But social media services are chock full of posts made from inside.

  2. After Years Behind Bars, Can Prisoners Re-Enter A Digital World?

    Prisoners emerge not being familiar with smartphones, Spotify, and all sorts of ways that technology now governs how we live and work.

  3. Can Technology and Prisons Get Along?

    A pilot program will allow prisoners to access an intranet on tablets they rent with their commissary accounts. Will it help?

The Last Temptation of Ted

What has Ted Haggard, who left the New Life megachurch after admitting he purchased crystal meth and sexual favors from a male escort, been doing in the four years since? Selling insurance door to door and then… founding a new church and returning to the pulpit.